Shrimp Chowder Recipe
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Shrimp Chowder Recipe

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I simmer my rich and creamy shrimp soup in the slow cooker. Because the chowder is ready in less than 4 hours, it can be prepared in the afternoon and served to dinner guests that night. —Will Zunio, Gretna, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (7 ounces) white or shoepeg corn, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked small shrimp
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 202 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 745mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the onion, milk, soups, corn, Creole seasoning and garlic powder.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Stir in shrimp and cream cheese. Cook 30 minutes longer or until shrimp are heated through and cheese is melted. Stir to blend. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Originally published as Shrimp Chowder in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p53

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mfday21 User ID: 8764221 243459
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"This soup was fantastic. A hit with my whole family with leftovers that were frozen in easy grab single servings. Thank you for sharing."

redcar2 User ID: 8279265 241682
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Simple to make.warm to enjoy. Clean up simple. EXCELLENT"

maryamundsen User ID: 3260067 235700
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"This was so easy and delicious! According to the nutritional information it has only 5 weight watcher points per serving....shocking because it tasted so rich! I will definitely make this again."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 222352
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Delicious and easy, and everyone very much enjoyed. Classy enough to serve for a fancy shindig, but simple to make for a family night dinner. Loved that you included the side recipe for the Creole seasoning. Thanks!"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 218844
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Really good and so easy to make!!"

vwgirl9 User ID: 6542372 68185
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"Fantastic! I made half the portion and threw it into the crock pot all at once put it on high for an hour and half and the family loved it. They ate the whole batch."

Lovechesapeakes User ID: 6441295 57942
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"I have made this recipe for football playoff games and superbowl. I have always received compliments on this dish. I do use a can of shrimp soup instead of chicken and also add crab meat. This is a easy and delicious dish for those cold football days."

Lovechesapeakes User ID: 6441295 139160
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times for football playoff games and superbowl. I always receive compliments. I used one can of cream of shrimp soup instead of cream of chicken and also added some crab meat. This is such an easy receipe and perfect for those cold football days."

stephsellshouses User ID: 5764161 61218
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"I made this recipe to take to work and EVERYONE loved it!!!! I replaced the cream of chicken soup with cream of shrimp and it was just delicious!!! I also used about 5 oz of cream cheese."

bls827 User ID: 3257572 52586
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"We do soup suppers often at our church and I am always looking for something new. This is not only rich and wonderful tasting, but it is also easy to throw into the crock pot. I've taken it 3 times and people rave about it every time and ask for the recipe. Thank you for this great recipe. Taste of Home, I rely on you and you never disappoint! The first time I made it, the cream cheese didn't melt well, so I just blend a bit of the soup into the softened cheese and then add it."

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